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How to Tell You Need Repairs for Your Walk-In Cooler


Walk-in coolers are a critical part of many businesses. If a commercial cooler stops working, inventory can be ruined, and if food or medicine are not kept at safe temperatures, people’s health can be at risk. The best way to avoid this outcome is to catch issues early. If you know what signs to look for, you can get prompt repairs for your walk-in cooler at the first indication that there’s a problem.

Keep an eye out for these tell-tale symptoms, get walk-in cooler repair before the issue gets any worse, and your business will benefit.


Whether you’re finding pooled water inside the cooler or it’s dripping out, water is a common indicator of an issue with a commercial refrigerator. It often signals that a door isn’t shutting properly, or a door gasket has worn out or been torn. This allows warm air to enter, creating condensation. With repairs, this can be resolved.


Icy buildup inside your cooler is another frequent concern. All too often, people ignore the ice and frost and hope for the best, but it can be a sign of a serious problem. The culprit could be the defrost unit or the evaporator fan. A technician can provide an accurate diagnosis and perform walk-in cooler repair in Boerne, TX.

Failure to Run

If the walk-in cooler is simply not turning on at all, the first thing to check is that it has power. If it has access to electricity and the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped but it still isn’t turning on, it’s time for repairs. The thermostat may need to be recalibrated or replaced.

Failure to Cool

A walk-in cooler that is running but not staying cool enough could also be the result of a miscalibrated thermostat, but it could be one of a wide variety of other things. A struggling compressor, an obstruction to the ventilation, or dust and dirt building up on the fans or evaporator coils are all possibilities, and repairs are necessary.


Walk-in coolers do make noise. Nothing that accomplishes such a big task could be silent. But the noise should be steady and never extremely loud. If you hear anything sudden, unusual, or noisy, a technician should take a look at the cooler. Noises that indicate a problem could be anything from a hiss to a clatter to a boom, so don’t ignore any strange sounds from your cooler.

Avoiding Problems in the Future

Walk-in coolers are complex systems that do best when they have professional attention regularly. Cooler maintenance appointments should be part of the routine of your business. During maintenance, all components are inspected and tested, dust and grime are cleaned away, and moving parts are lubricated. This reduces strain on the system and prevents problems that would require repair.

If you’ve spotted any of these signs, have other concerns about your commercial walk-in cooler, or would like to schedule routine maintenance, we’re happy to help.

Contact D’Spain Sales & Service to talk to a member of our team.

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